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Former Football Star Struggles with Prescription Drug Addiction | CRC Health Group Blog

Former Football Star Struggles with Prescription Drug Addiction | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Two recent arrests have called renewed attention to former football star Ryan Leaf's ongoing struggle with prescription drug abuse and addiction.

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Bayside Marin to Open New Intensive Outpatient Program | CRC Health Group Blog

Bayside Marin to Open New Intensive Outpatient Program | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Bayside Marin, one of the nation's premier residential addiction treatment programs, will be opening a new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in San Francisco.

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CDC Attempts to Shock Smokers Into Kicking the Habit | CRC Health Group Blog

CDC Attempts to Shock Smokers Into Kicking the Habit | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking its anti-smoking message to a dramatic (and sure to be controversial) new level with the launch of a nationwide ad campaign that kicks off Monday, March 19.The CRC's Tips from Former Smokers anti-smoking campaign will feature graphic images of disfiguring and debilitating problems associated with tobacco use.

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Expatriates at Higher Risk for Mental Health Issues and Substance Abuse Problems

Expatriates at Higher Risk for Mental Health Issues and Substance Abuse Problems | Addiction News | Scoop.it
Joint study published by Chestnut Global Partners and the Truman Group underscores need for specialized EAP or mental health services as expat workforce expected to expand.
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When Weakness is a Strength: Acknowledging Our Shortcomings | CRC Health Group Blog

When Weakness is a Strength: Acknowledging Our Shortcomings | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it
In recovery, & at CRC Health Group, identifying and acknowledging weakness is an important part of becoming stronger. 
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Husbands and Sex Addictions - Dealing with Sex Addictions

Husbands and Sex Addictions - Dealing with Sex Addictions | Addiction News | Scoop.it
What happened when one wife was forced to face the awful truth (RT @cathymccall: One woman's story about her husband's cybersex addiction: http://t.co/ffQH17Ja...)...
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What is Harm Reduction?

The "Reducing Harm & Building Communities: Addressing Drug Use in the South" conference took place September 8 & 9, 2011 in Durham, NC. Several advocates were interviewed and offered insights into harm reduction and their work.

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Abby Rakosi Coulter's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:52 AM

A great question and a great answer in this video. Take the 6+ minutes to watch.....it's well worth the time! 

 

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Study Says Surgeons at Increased Risk for Alcoholism | CRC Health Group Blog

Study Says Surgeons at Increased Risk for Alcoholism | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Researchers with the University of Washington have reported that alcohol abuse and alcoholism are higher among surgeons than among the general population. 

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Studies Suggest LSD Can Help Alcoholics Stop Drinking | CRC Health Group Blog

Studies Suggest LSD Can Help Alcoholics Stop Drinking | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Research indicates that a single dose of LSD may help alcoholics stop drinking.

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Eating Disorders Can Be Gateway To Addiction | CRC Health Group Blog

Eating Disorders Can Be Gateway To Addiction | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Most people think of the term “gateway drug” as applying to cigarettes, alcohol or marijuana. What a lot of people don’t consider is that an eating disorder can be a “gateway” to becoming addicted to diet pills and other prescription or over-the-counter medications.

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Tumblr Announces Ban on Pages that Promote Eating Disorders | CRC Health Group Blog

Tumblr Announces Ban on Pages that Promote Eating Disorders | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

The Internet is about to get a little bit safer for individuals who are struggling with eating disorders and/or other types of self-harmful behaviors.

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I Think Dad is an Alcoholic! Should I Stage an Intervention? | CRC Health Group Blog

I Think Dad is an Alcoholic! Should I Stage an Intervention? | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Identifying alcoholism - and staging an intervention - can be complex challenges. Be sure to educate yourself on the important issues, & get help from a qualified professional.

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The Staggering Cost of Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses | CRC Health Group Blog

The Staggering Cost of Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it
Researchers reveal that alcohol abuse on college campuses costs large schools about $500,000 every year for alcohol-related emergency room visits.
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Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles TimesAbuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study findsLos Angeles TimesAbuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, researchers reported Thursday.
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'March Madness' Can Be Dangerous for Compulsive Gamblers | CRC Health Group Blog

'March Madness' Can Be Dangerous for Compulsive Gamblers | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

For those who struggle with gambling addiction, the two weeks of the NCAA "March Madness" tournament can be a difficult time with many triggers, including office pools, online bracket competitions, and other gambling-related events. 

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Research Suggests Similarities in Brains of Internet Addicts & Drug Addicts | CRC Health Group Blog

Research Suggests Similarities in Brains of Internet Addicts & Drug Addicts | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

A peer-reviewed report documents similarities between the brains of Internet-addicted teens and the brains of teens who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

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How Can You Be “Addicted” to a Behavior? - Sex and Intimacy

How Can You Be “Addicted” to a Behavior? - Sex and Intimacy | Addiction News | Scoop.it
Behavioral addictions, often called “process” addictions, involve problematic repetitive behavior patterns involving potentially pleasurable or compulsive activities such as gambling, sex, working, spending, eating, etc.

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Curator comment: as with most of what Mr. Weiss writes, this is cogent and well-articulated.

 

Author: Robert Weiss

 

Source: "Sex and Intimacy in the Digital Age," psychcentral.com

 


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Nearly half of all substance abuse treatment admissions involving college students were primarily for treating alcohol disorders

Nearly half of all substance abuse treatment admissions involving college students were primarily for treating alcohol disorders | Addiction News | Scoop.it

A new report shows that nearly half (46.6 percent) of all substance abuse treatment admissions involving college or other post secondary school students ages 18 to 24 were primarily related to alcohol...

 

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Could Your Husband or Wife Be a Hidden Alcoholic? | CRC Health Group Blog

Could Your Husband or Wife Be a Hidden Alcoholic? | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Many people who struggle with alcoholism are effective at hiding their behaviors and continuing to function at a high level on the job and in social situations. If you suspect that someone you care about has a hidden problem with alcohol, here are seven questions to ask yourself.

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Studies Show Link Between Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence | CRC Health Group Blog

Studies Show Link Between Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

Alcohol abuse has been identified as one of the leading risk factors for spousal abuse and other forms of intimate partner violence. If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse and domestic violence, know that help is available.

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Dating During Early Recovery – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster? | CRC Health Group Blog

Dating During Early Recovery – Good Idea or Recipe for Disaster? | CRC Health Group Blog | Addiction News | Scoop.it

As your body and mind attempt to adjust to (or rebel against) the new reality of being drug-free, getting through the day can feel like navigating a minefield of stresses, pressures, triggers, and other challenges to your new-found sobriety.

 

Attempting to start a new relationship during such trying times can’t possibly be a good idea, can it?

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